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    12-13-2011, 08:52 PM
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roy
Foal
Question horse's body language

What dose it mean when a colt rase his head and show his teath like smiling
     
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    12-13-2011, 09:09 PM
  #2
Weanling
It's called the Flehmen Response.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-raci...onse-in-horses

It supposedly helps them analyze smells better.
     
    12-13-2011, 09:31 PM
  #3
Trained
Seem a few geldings do that when a weird smell catches their noses. Like when another horse has just had a bath & still smells like products.
     
    12-13-2011, 10:02 PM
  #4
Started
My old mare used to do that all the time! We called it her smile

But yeah, analyze smells better
     
    12-13-2011, 11:24 PM
  #5
Yearling
He's lifting his top lip up to his nose so he can smell better.
     
    12-14-2011, 05:53 AM
  #6
Green Broke
He is smiling, because he loves you :)

Nah, just kidding. Its a way to help smell, have you ever given your horse a peppermint, or they've smelt something strong? That is normally when they do it.
     

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